10/2/2008 2:46:00 PM
Data select lands new handset deal with Avenir
Avenir has awarded Data Select its entire handset buying contract, meaning that it is now supplied by one distributor.
Avenir, largely a b2b airtime distributor, had previously used around 15 different suppliers and looked to appoint a single supplier.
The tendering process was handled by commercial director John Doughty.
Doughty said: ‘We were buying numerous handsets from numerous distributors. We weren’t maximising our purchasing power. It enables our dealers and dealer managers to have a better service in terms of price and products.’
He also said that the deal wouldn’t rule out Data Select’s rivals providing Avenir with products from time to time.